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Monday, April 9, 2012

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  • Syrian Government Fires On Refugees In Turkey
    For the first time since the Syrian uprising began 13 months ago, government troops have opened fire across the border into Turkey. The attack targeted a refugee camp for Syrians just across the border. There are conflicting reports on casualties, but the incident casts further doubt on the prospects for a ceasefire due to go into effect this week.
  • Violence Continues In Syria On Eve Of UN Deadline
    Audie Cornish speaks with an anonymous Syrian activist "Abdul" in Hama, who has been witnessing regular violence in his neighborhood.
  • The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air
    When kids are infested with head lice, a certain amount of panic — even desperation — can spread through a household. Parasite expert Dale Clayton knows that nightmare all too well, but now he also has a solution — using hot air to dry lice out and kill them and their eggs.
  • AOL Sale The Latest Shot In Tech Patent War
    AOL is selling a trove of patents to Microsoft for about $1.1 billion. The announcement sent AOL's share price soaring. A shareholder group had been complaining that the struggling company hadn't acted to realize the value of its patents. Many tech companies have been moving aggressively to assemble large patent portfolios as they battle over intellectual property.
  • Hacking For Sale: Lucrative Deals For Security Firms
    Security firms like Vupen are selling hacking techniques to the highest bidder — typically government agencies — for six-figure price tags. Audie Cornish talks to Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg about the market for security vulnerabilities and who's buying them.
  • Now On The Menu For Hungry Kids: Supper At School
    More families in financial stress are relying on schools to feed their children breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.
  • Lack Of Graduates Hampers Portugal's Recovery
    Just 28 percent of Portuguese over age 30 have graduated from high school, making Portugal not only Western Europe's poorest country but also its least educated. The EU bailed out Portugal last year, but the low level of graduates complicates efforts to build a modern economy.
  • What Makes Gas Prices Continue To Rise?
    Why does a gallon of gas at the pump cost an average of $3.93? Why might it soon hit $4? Robert Siegel asks Robin West, the chairman of PFC Energy, an energy consulting firm.
  • For The First Time, Mr. Gay World Crowned In Africa
    The competition in South Africa drew competitors from 22 countries. Black Africans took part for the first time, though one of them now fears for his safety if he returns home to Ethiopia.
  • Adam Cohen: On Intimacy, Antagonism And Influence
    The son of music icon Leonard Cohen discusses his song "What Other Guy" and the impact of his roots.

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